If you look at Sammy Hagar's body of work as a whole, the 62 year old "Red Rocker" has always been a jingle writer at heart. His solo anthem "I Can't Drive 55" is a perfect soft-played anti establishment screed, for suburbanites who want to stick it to the man - but only want to invest a little extra pressure on the gas pedal. His mega-hit "Right Now" with Van Halen was used as a Citibank commercial. And in 1999, he outdid himself with "Mas Tequila" - a jingle for his own "Cabo Wabo" tequila brand - which hit the top 40, and allowed Hagar to start an empire based on body shots.
In 2007, after eight years of, being the George Foreman of tequila - Hagar sold a majority share in Cabo Wabo Tequila for 80 million bucks. So it makes perfect sense that he celebrate his financial freedom by opening up for the newly clean and sober Steven Tyler and his mates in Aerosmith tonight at the Bank Atlantic Center. Tyler can walk up the 12 steps to the stage, and Hagar can fall down them, with a margarita in one hand and a microphone in the other.
For those who pay attention to hard rock gossip, you may recall that Hagar announced he was never opening up for another band after his co-headlining bit with David Lee Roth a few years back, but hey, Dave got to tour with Van Halen again and that wasn't supposed to happen either. right? So head down early to the BAC tonight and catch Hagar's rock and roll infomercial. I guarantee it will entertain you more than the ab master video, or my name isn't Sy Sperling.